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Lovie Austin

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This lady was one of the premier bandleaders in the hot jazz scene in Chicago in the 1920’s. She was the house pianist at Paramount records, where she accompanied the best women singers, as well as leading her own sessions with formidable sidemen of the era. She was born Cora Calhoun in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1887. She was well educated and received extensive formal training in college as well. Her early career was in vaudeville where she played piano and performed in variety acts. She led a couple of acts on the T.O.B.A. circuit including her own Blues Serenaders. This band used a carefully varied series of devices based around the blues which lent the music real individuality

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More Fall Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Lovie Austin, Vi Redd, Emily Remler & More

Read "More Fall Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Lovie Austin, Vi Redd, Emily Remler & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Audrey Ochoa, Shuteen Erdenebaatar, Maddie Vogler, Teri Parker, Brandon Sanders featuring Jazzmeia Horn, vocalists Darden Purcell, plus a single from Samara Joy, with birthday shoutouts to Lovie Austin, Vi Redd, Emily Remler, Bobby Short, Catherine Russell, Kait Dunton, Norma Winstone and Ingrid Laubrock, among others. Thanks for listening and please ...

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New Releases From Anat Cohen, Gentiane MG, Birthday Shoutouts To Lovie Austin, Vi Redd & More

Read "New Releases From Anat Cohen, Gentiane MG, Birthday Shoutouts To Lovie Austin, Vi Redd & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalist Tracye Eileen, clarinetist Anat Cohen, Canadian pianist Gentiane MG plus a single from vibraphonist/marimbist Patricia Brennan, with birthday shoutouts to saxophonist Vi Redd, pianists Lovie Austin (Downhearted Blues), Kait Dunton, vocalists Catherine Russell, Norma Winstone, Sally Terrell and Rebecca Kilgore, among others. In the second hour, a set of ...

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Having A Good Time With Alberta Hunter

Read "Having A Good Time With Alberta Hunter" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates the birthday of legendary pianist and songwriter Alberta Hunter, who returned to the NYC clubs after a twenty year nursing career. Also featured are new releases from composer/arranger Jihye Lee, and vocalists Clare Foster, Aubrey Logan, Alyssa Allgood and Veronica Swift. Other birthday shoutouts include Norah Jones, Tessa Souter, Tina May, Aimee Allen ...

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Article: Album Review

Ada Bird Wolfe, Jamieson Trotter: He & Me

Read "He & Me" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Ada Bird Wolfe's 2018 debut CD, Birdie (Self Produced), was one of the best recordings released that year. For Wolfe, music has been a lifetime love, even while in school and after, working in business, and writing full time. Wolfe has sojourned from the East to the West Coast, where she finally landed, set down roots ...

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Jazz Virgos Lovie Austin, Emily Remler and More Welcome the Equinox

Read "Jazz Virgos Lovie Austin, Emily Remler and More Welcome the Equinox" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week the show features new releases from pianists Marcin Wasilewski with Joe Lovano, Miki Yamanaka, saxophonists Sharel Cassity and Harry Allen with birthday shoutouts to guitarist Emily Remler (pictured), pianists Lovie Austin, Kait Dunton, Helen Sung, Bobby Short, vocalists Wesla Whitfield, Nicolas Bearde, Catherine Russell, Giacomo Gates, saxophonist Vi Redd and more. Thanks for listening ...

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Chicago Jazz Roots (1922 - 1929)

Read "Chicago Jazz Roots (1922 - 1929)" reviewed by Russell Perry


In the last hour we listened to the music of the first great jazz composer, Jelly Roll Morton, and Sidney Bechet, the only soloist in early jazz to seriously challenge Louis Armstrong. In addition to Joe “King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong, the Chicago scene bristled with black and white bands, initially ...

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November New Releases and Revisiting Alice in Wonderland

Read "November New Releases and Revisiting Alice in Wonderland" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy November! Time to bundle up, run a Marathon, vote and enjoy the last weeks of Fall. In this broadcast, there are birthday celebrations for Roger Kellaway, Clifford Brown and singer Ethel Waters, among others. Also exciting new releases from pianists Myra Melford, Larry McDonough and bassist Alexander Claffy. Playlist Carol Robbins “The ...

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Downhearted Blues and Music in the Air

Read "Downhearted Blues and Music in the Air" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy 90th birthday to alto saxophonist Vi Redd, who opens the broadcast, along with Downhearted Blues from fellow Libra Lovie Austin. In the third hour, some hurricane inspired music followed by tributes to John Coltrane, Jon Hendricks and Leonard Cohen with a reminder from Willie Nelson to stay “Young at Heart." Playlist Vi ...

Album

Lovie Austin 1922-1926

Label: Classics
Released: 1998


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